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PDFWAC 246-337-129

Resident sleeping room requirements.

(1) The licensee shall provide residents with an accessible, clean, well-maintained room with sufficient space, light, and comfortable furnishings for sleeping and personal activities.
(2) Sleeping rooms must include:
(a) At least a three-foot clear access aisle from the entry door, along at least one side of each bed, and in front of all storage equipment;
(b) If a bunk bed is used, a minimum access aisle of five feet along at least one side of the bunk bed;
(c) Room identification;
(d) Direct access to a hallway, living room, lounge, the outside, or other common use area without going through a laundry or utility area, a bath or toilet room, or another resident's bedroom; and
(e) One or more outside windows that:
(i) Has adjustable curtains, shades, blinds, or equivalent installed at the windows for visual privacy;
(ii) Is shatterproof, screened, or of the security type as determined by the resident needs; and
(iii) Are marked with a solid color or barrier if clear glass windows or doors extend to the floor.
(3) Sleeping rooms must be equipped with:
(a) One or more noncombustible waste containers;
(b) An individual towel and washcloth rack or an equivalent method to provide clean towels and washcloths; and
(c) Secured storage facilities for storing clothing and, when requested by the resident, storage in a lockable drawer, cupboard, locker, or other secure space somewhere in the building.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71.12.670. WSR 18-06-092, ยง 246-337-129, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/16/18.]
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